Your John Maxwell Team

Lorie Pope

Lorie Pope is a trusted visionary leader who inspires at the heart level that ignites action.  As Co-Founder/President of Nexus Innovations, a technology consulting company, she understands the challenges, perseverance, and vision required to create and grow a successful organization.

Lorie’s passion around organizational consulting is fueled by helping teams establish a healthy culture built on the foundation of all leadership -Trust. With more than 20+ years of experience in business operations and executive team management, she wants to help your team achieve a higher level of awareness and success.

Lorie holds many certifications to include being an Executive Director, Coach, Speaker and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team;  Lencioni certified Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, DiSC, and Habit Finder Coaching.  She will customize your experience based on each team’s needs to create long term results that will have lasting impactful legacy.

Lorie and her husband Bob live near Bismarck on the prairie, have four grown sons… who have provided them with many hilarious and “personal growth” moments.  Their family now includes three very special daughters-in-law and seven fun-loving grandchildren. Nexus Innovations has been voted Top 25 Small Businesses – Best Places to Work by Prairie Business magazine since 2013. Email Lorie directly at

Deb Eslinger

 Deb Eslinger a longtime business owner and champion for entrepreneurs, she most recently served as the Executive Director for the non-profit CTB for the past 8 years. CTB hosted the ND Women’s Business Center and through Deb’s leadership was awarded the National Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award by US Small Business Association in 2016. Deb and her team launched many programs to include an annual statewide Women’s Business Summit and the Statewide Women’s Leadership Program.

With the recent transition, Deb has launched her own consulting business focused on organizational leadership that creates and supports high performing teams. Customizing training to meet your teams needs that promotes trust and a healthy culture. In addition to those efforts, she is actively developing a Global Women in Leadership Program.

Deb is a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker and trainer focused on leadership excellence with the John Maxwell Team and a certified Behavioral Studies Consultant which works alongside individuals and teams to reach their peak performance which promotes healthy culture and high trust teams.
She is a current member of the President’s Advisory Council and Executive Committee for the John Maxwell Team serving alongside a global team. She has been named a Prairie Business Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Business and a top 40 under 40 Professional in Business. She has served as the Treasurer on the National Board for the Association of Women’s Business Centers.

Deb is actively involved in creating programs in her local community devoted to giving back and adding value. She is co-founder and on the executive committee for BisMan Power of 100 and co-license holder for TEDxBismarck. She is a proud native of North Dakota and resides in Bismarck with her husband of 20 years and two beautiful daughters Alea & Tia. Email Deb directly at



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